The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has reported, after carrying out an assessment on the use of β−arbutin in cosmetics, that the substance used in skin lightening products, poses a health risk.
The popular lavender scented ingredient coumarin may pose a
significant health risk and should not be added to personal care
products for babies and toddlers, warned the Federal Institute for
Risk Assessment (BfR).
Clear definitions, terms and standards as well as far more research
into the potential problems of nanotechnology is needed before the
science is used to a greater degree in products, according to a
consumer survey by Germany's...